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Hug Point Hike

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Waterfall and caves at Hug Point (cfm)
This was apparently used as a road in olden days (cfm)
  • Start point: Hug Point TrailheadRoad.JPG
  • End point: Hug Point
  • Trail Log: Trail Log
  • Hike Type: Out and Back
  • Distance: 0.5 miles
  • Elevation gain: 20 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Seasons: All seasons, as long as there is a low tide
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Backpackable: No
  • Crowded: No


Hike Description

Check the tide tables, and bring the kids to this delightful beach at low tide.

From the parking lot, head north to find a waterfall spilling onto the beach. Much of the headland here is sandstone, and wave action has carved out several explorable caves. Hug Point itself has an old wagon road carved around its edge for vehicles to avoid the tidal waters. At low tide, the old road is revealed and is a tidepool area covered with mussels, anemones and starfish.


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  • 120 Hikes on the Oregon Coast by Bonnie Henderson
  • Oregon Beaches: A Traveler's Companion by John Shewey
  • Oregon Coast Hikes by Paul M. Williams
  • The Oregon Coast Trail Guide by Jon Kenneke (eBook)
  • A Hiker's Guide to the Oregon Coast Trail by David E.M. Bucy & Mary C. McCauley
  • Fire, Faults, and Floods: A Road & Trail Guide Exploring the Origins of the Columbia River Basin by Marge & Ted Mueller
  • The Dog Lover's Companion to Oregon by Val Mallinson
  • Oregon State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide by Jan Bannan

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